Nanjing

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China’s old imperial city sits on the lower reaches of the fabled Yangtze River and is filled with cultural treasures, both historic and contemporary.

Nanjing is a modern metropolis steeped in centuries of history. Once a seat for imperial power, Nanjing has developed into a centre for trade, commerce and education. The city charms with its wide boulevards, exciting nightlife and a well-preserved cultural heritage.

In the 14th century Nanjing was the imperial capital of the Ming dynasty, an era associated with great stability and cultural achievement. In Wuchaomen Park, see the ruins of the old Ming Palace and explore the remains of the Nanjing City Wall, which took 200,000 labourers 21 years to build. See the final resting place of the Ming dynasty’s founding emperor at the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, a vast and extravagant complex worth visiting for its animal sculptures alone. It’s located on Zhongshan Mountain, which is also where you can visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum.

Explore one of the world’s largest collections of Ming and Qing dynasty treasures at the Nanjing Museum. Spend some time of quiet reflection at the Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre, which documents the sacking and occupation of the city by the Japanese in 1937. Pay your respects to China’s greatest philosopher at the Confucius Temple. Take a cruise or stroll along the banks of the picturesque Qinhuai River to see the Zhonghua Gate and the exquisite Zhanyuan Garden.

Nanjing may be rich in cultural heritage but it is also a dynamic, youthful city, thanks to its large student population. Gastronomes will find no shortage of outstanding five-star restaurants, while those on a budget can enjoy local specialties like duck blood noodles and thin skin dumplings from small vendors everywhere. After 9 p.m., the 1912 entertainment district lights up, offering bars and clubs to suit all tastes.

Nanjing is located on the Yangtze River and is connected by regular passenger liner services to Shanghai and Wuhan. Buses, trains and planes all connect the city to the rest of China. Once you’ve arrived, explore Nanjing by metro, bus, taxi and bicycle.

Where to stay in Nanjing

Novotel Nanjing Central Suning
Novotel Nanjing Central Suning
4 out of 5
No 68 Huaihai Road, Qinghuai District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210005
The price is $58 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
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4.4/5 Wonderful! (429 reviews)
"Like: super convenient location in Xinjiekou and room cleanness is quite good."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Novotel Nanjing Central Suning
Jinling Hotel Nanjing
Jinling Hotel Nanjing
5 out of 5
No.2 Han Zhong Road, Xin Jie Kou Square, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210005
The price is $76 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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4.4/5 Excellent! (684 reviews)
"Very beautiful hotel. Easy to get to mass transit and dining. The food choices for the breakfast are outstanding."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Jinling Hotel Nanjing
The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing
The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing
5 out of 5
No 18 Zhongshan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, 210018
The price is $256 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Nanjing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Nanjing Library and Nanjing Presidential ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Greatest Hotel Ever
"I have stayed here many times and they always exceed my expectations. Lily in the club is absolutely amazing always providing excellent service. George in housekeeping is also fantastic! The hotel is great but it is the ladies and gentlemen who work here that make every stay perfect."

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing
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Nanjing Kaibin Apartment-Xinjiekou Kairun Branch
Nanjing Kaibin Apartment-Xinjiekou Kairun Branch
3 out of 5
No.132 Zhongshan Rd, 6th Flr, Rm 606, Xuan Wu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210000
The price is $39 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
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3.6/5 Good! (47 reviews)
1-Week Stay in Nanjing
"Overall, we had a pleasant stay here. The washer/dryer was a godsend and allowed us to pack light for our 2-week trip to China. The manager's office was a little off-putting with the clutter. We had trouble finding the building and when we tried to call to get directions, the phone number didn't ..."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Nanjing Kaibin Apartment-Xinjiekou Kairun Branch
Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa
Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa
4.5 out of 5
No.12 Hot Spring Road, Tangshan Dist., Nanjing, Jiangsu, 211131
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5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
愉悦的经验
"整体环境非常不错,餐食水准之上,服务优良,温泉品质也相当优质。缺点几样:设备有些老化了,比如百叶窗帘,木质的叶片破损了就该更换,音响电视不支持蓝牙就该提供多点选项(比如可在前台设置音影借出区以便客人选看或听),再,一直想不懂为什么客人如果选择在房间用餐还需要另外付服务费,因为Villa住宿不就是应该配管家服务吗?Spa的按摩服务没特色,888一个小时的定价相对性价比过低,不能一味认为自己的人员是巴厘岛人就是巴厘岛Spa。电视频道只有HBO是国外的,其它都是国内卫视,异常无聊。结论:细节没处理好,但总的来说是令人愉悦的住宿经验,希望营运团队能注意细节的铺陈和配置"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa
Modena by Fraser Nanjing
Modena by Fraser Nanjing
4.5 out of 5
A4,No 399 Jiangdong Middle Road, Jianye District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210019
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Nanjing. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and slippers. Popular attractions Nanjing Olympic Sports Center and ...
Modena by Fraser Nanjing
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